Adventures with Moxie

October 7, 2019

One good deed—or in this case, dog—deserves another. That’s the inspiration behind Moxie’s Mission. Moxie’s Mission is the brainchild of Katie Harris, who was born with a disabling condition, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome—and whose life has been greatly enriched by a mini-goldendoodle named Moxie, her service dog in training. Salonpas sat down with Wellness Warrior, Katie […]

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Top Tips to Reduce Hand Pain Due to Smartphone Overuse

September 30, 2019

With everyone and their mother using smartphones, it is no wonder that hand problems caused by overuse of the thumb have become common. Gamers have struggled with similar pain issues for years. Nintendo’s instruction book actually recommends 10 to 15 minutes of rest for every hour of play. As electronic devices become even smaller and […]

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Ease Pain with Mind-Body Techniques

September 23, 2019

Salonpas shares some favorite low-tech methods to control and reduce your pain that don’t require an invasive procedure — or even taking a pill: 1. Cold and heat.  A simple hot and cold pack can do the trick. You can also try icing the area that is in pain and then applying a Salonpas HOT […]

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Personal Quest for Spinal Paralysis Cure is Catalyst to Launch Company

September 16, 2019

Codi, the daughter-in-law of dentist, Dr. Harold Punnett, fell into a hole and became a T-11 paraplegic. Dr. Punnett embarked on a neuroscience literature search and networking effort to find any way to improve Codi’s condition as reported by Codi in the acclaimed Help Codi Heal blog. “While I found there were no therapeutics available to promote nerve […]

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What does ‘Topical’ Therapy Mean?

September 9, 2019

“When it comes to relieving the pain of achy joints, many people reach for a pain-relieving pill like aspirin or ibuprofen,” reports the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. “There may be a better way. When the source of pain is close to the surface, applying a cream, gel, patch, or spray that contains a pain reliever right […]

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Top Ten Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

August 26, 2019

Did you know that 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their life? It is a common cause of job-related disability with both men and women equally affected by pain which ranges from dull, continual aches to abrupt, harsh sensations that can leave the person debilitated. What causes lower back pain? […]

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Top Ten Holistic Pain-Buster Tips

August 19, 2019

Physical pain brings not only bodily discomfort but can cause stress, affect us at work and at home and alter how we interact with our family and friends. If you suffer from pain, you likely take OTC or prescription pain pills or tough it out. Whether you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck, shoulder or back pain, […]

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Fighting Back from A Near Fatal Stroke

August 12, 2019

Ted W. Baxter is, literally, a wellness warrior: he fought his way back from a near-fatal stroke from which doctors said he might never recover. Baxter was a globe-trotting financial executive and just 41 year old when a massive ischemic stroke hit without warning. It robbed him of speech, mobility and more. But he pushed […]

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Meet Dr. Robyn: Salonpas Wellness Warrior: How to Feed a Human

August 5, 2019

Dr. Robyn (Odegaard, but goes by “Dr. Robyn) is a former competitive beach volleyball player with a certificate from the Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. In mid-life, despite working out all the time, she found that she became overweight. Looking to find a way to secure her best health, co-founded the Whole Food […]

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Reducing Arthritic Pain

July 29, 2019

Over 50 million Americans have some form of arthritic disease with 1.5 million adults diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. How can arthritis sufferers, including rheumatoid arthritis patients, reduce their pain and live healthier lives? The Mayo Clinic defines arthritis as “inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain […]

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